Heartburn post fundoplication

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Gaviscon99
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   Posted 4/24/2012 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I was looking for some advice. I had a redo fundoplication 6 days ago. Since about day 2 I have had nausea and heartburn back again! Heartburn worse at night. I remain on 60mg twice a day of omeprazole (I was on 80mg twice a day pre op). I have obviously worried the wrap hasn't worked or has come undone! Anyone else gone through this? What do you think? My first fundo was a 270 last yr and this time I had a 180! Really quite worried!

dencha
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   Posted 4/24/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gaviscon.
I can't speak to the 170 wrap, as I had a 360, but I can tell you that my surgeon assured me that "pretty much anything is possible during the early stages of recovery." 
 
There's a lot of swelling at this point and actually the swelling will continue to increase until some time on or about Day 14, and then will begin to subside.  That swelling can move things out of place and allow some reflux.
 
Also, there's a lot of pain right now, and your esophagus is a dumb organ.  It interprets all pain as reflux.  Some of the reflux sensations you're experiencing can very well be post op pain, which is substantial at this point--especially with a redo.
 
Hang in there!
Denise
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Gaviscon99
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   Posted 4/25/2012 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice! That's what I hoping really! It's just been a very unpleasant recovery so far!

dencha
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   Posted 4/25/2012 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gaviscon,
I suspect that since this is a redo after just about a year it's going to be a tougher recovery.  Hang in there.  It will take time, but you'll recover and be as good as new!
Happy healing,
Denise
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